American History


⭐ Historically Speaking: Buses Are A Comin’: A Conversation With Freedom Rider Charles Person (Smithsonian African American History & Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

Buses Are a Comin’ provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person, the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, whose social justice colleagues include: Congressman John Lewis, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes. Charles Person’s story provides a roadmap from […]


Untold Stories of The American Revolution (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The American Revolution is the country’s founding moment, but there is more to the story than what we were taught in school. Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell as he discusses the women, slaves and immigrants who had a hand in our nation’s struggle for independence. Sponsored by the […]


19th Century Baltimore: A City of Immigrants (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Baltimore historian and educator Wayne Schaumburg presents an illustrated program focusing on the city’s role as a major port of entry for immigrants during the 1800s. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is […]


Jazz In The Civil Rights Movement (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq chronicles the story of jazz and its relationship with the civil rights movement beginning at the turn of the century and continuing to the present day, highlighting the artists, their music, their influence on jazz and their struggles. Learn the importance of jazz and its advocacy for […]


Meet Glenn Stout, Author of ‘Tiger Girl and The Candy Kid’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  ‘Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid‘ chronicles the lives of ​Margaret and Richard Whittemore, two kids growing up in Baltimore with big dreams of a lavish lifestyle. These dreams would lead them to New York to become true 1920s gangsters, stealing over $1 million of diamonds and jewels before […]


Women’s History Month: Conversations For Change (Maryland Public Television) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of Women’s History Month, in collaboration with Morgan State University and University of Maryland Global Campus, Maryland Public Television (MPT) invites you to join us for a special event honoring the legacy of Black women suffragists and their impact on the leaders of today — leaders such as […]


⭐ The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (PBS) – TELEVISION PROGRAM

HOW A HORRIFIC INCIDENT OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BECAME A POWERFUL CATALYST FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Film Description In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief […]


First Contact: Native Americans in Colonial Maryland (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Take a virtual field trip with the Maryland Center for History and Culture and see the Maryland experienced by European colonists — not a new and undiscovered world, but a Maryland already inhabited for thousands of years by Native Americans. As part of the cyber-tour, explore the museum’s collection, including […]